Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients, a continuation of the first Advanced Nutrition text on macronutrients, focuses on how vitamins and minerals operate at the genomic level. It reflects the major research endeavors by nutrition scientists throughout the world in studying nutrient-gene, nutrient-nutrient, and nutrient-drug interactions. The book is organized in units-ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses-as well as for research. Unit 1 provides an overview of the effects of micronutrients on human health. Unit 2 discusses the integration of functional aspects of vitamins and minerals. The next three units, fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, and other organic nutrients, provide important data such as:
Table of Contents
Micronutrients, Human Health and Well Being
Factors Affecting Micronutrient Needs
Integration of the Functional Aspects of Vitamins and Minerals
The Role of Micronutrients in Gene Expression
Synthesis of Purines and Pyrimidines
Micronutrients as Stabilizers
Other Organic Nutrients
Other Compounds with Biologic Activity
Minerals and Living Systems
The Periodic Table and Mineral Function
Mineral Absorption as Related to the RDA
Toxicity of Microminerals
Antagonisms and Interactions Among Trace Minerals
"This text, a continuation of the first Advanced Nutrition text on macronutrients, focuses on how vitamins and minerals operate at the genomic level. It reflects the major research endeavors by nutrition scientists throughout the world in studying nutrient-gene, nutrient-drug interactions…ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses…"
"…a welcome addition to the options available to instructors assigned to teach advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in micronutrients…does an excellent job of covering the essential vitamins and minerals in human nutrition."
- Joanne L. Slavin, J. Am. Diet. Assoc.
"…serves as a complete reference on vitamins and minerals that will serve as a ready reference and deepen the knowledge and understanding of interested readers."
-Irene Rosenberg,MD in Journal of Nutrition For the Elderly
"Most notable features of this book are the many exquisite technical illustrations. This book serves as a unique resource for educators and students of nutrition to aid in the presentation and understanding of micronutrient concepts."
-Stanley T. Omaye inEnvironmental & Nutritional Interactions
"…represents an in-depth treatment of micronutrients with supplemental reading for follow-up on specific topics…it will be a valuable book for graduate and medical students and a useful handbook for scientists actively working in this area of research."
-Donald B. Jump,The Physiologist